The Eagles roster is stacked with speed at the wide receiver position. First round pick Jalen Reagor was brought in to infuse younger speed with the older talent on this roster. Coach Skellington has been so impressed by the rookie that he will be given a starting spot in the wide receiver core. Eagles management expects great things from Reagor, with some hinting at him being in the running for offensive rookie of the year.
QB Jalen Hurts
Hurts being picked in the second round by the Eagles was a shock to most people. This wasn’t the case for those inside the Eagles organization as management knew they needed a safe guard behind superstar quarterback Wentz. With Wentz’s injury history and his 84 injury rating, chances are he will be hurt again. Hurts starting out with terrific speed compared to his semi accurate throwing numbers, is the perfect backup to plug in to keep this offense rolling.
LB Davion Taylor
Taylor was drafted in order to sure up a line backing core that is in dire need of talent. Taylor gets the start at MLB and will look to take this linebacker core to the next level. His 89 speed, 91 acceleration will ensure that he can keep up with most of the tight ends and running backs in the PML. Taylor has been quoted saying, “ look out, at the end of the season you’ll see my name in contention for defensive rookie of the year.
S K’Von Wallace
With contracts expiring for safeties Mills and Parks next season, Wallace is looking to over take both of them on the depth chart. Wallace has good speed and all the measurables at the safety position, but he will need to work on his man and zone coverage if he wants a shot to start. The Eagles will look to rotate their safeties throughout the game in order to keep them all fresh. When Wallace is in the game, he will look to make an impact.
The Eagles roster is chalk full of young speedsters. Two of those being Hightower and Watkins. With rumors of Goodwin, Jackson, and Jeffery all leaving after this season, now is the time for these two to step up and take over. They are both currently at the bottom of the depth chart but will look to use their youth and speed to overtake the veteran receivers for their starting spot.
The Eagles are looking at a complete overhaul coming into season two due to cap space and will need every rookie on their roster playing at a high level this season and beyond. If all of these rookies contribute just a little bit, it will go a long way in the organizations future success.